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Chicago Truck Accidents Due to Distracted Driving

Illinois law forbids distracted driving. But what exactly is “distracted driving”? While that term could refer to shaving in the mirror while driving, it normally refers to the use of some electronic device. Although distracted driving laws keep getting stricter, for the moment the rules in Chicago are as follows:

  • Texting and driving is forbidden
  • Talking on a hand-held phone is allowed except in construction zones and school zones
  • Talking on a hands-free device is legal for most drivers, even in construction zones and school zones.
  • Bus drivers and drivers under 19 are not allowed to use electronic devices while driving, even if they are hand-held.

Negligence Per Se and Chicago Truck Accident Claims

Many states follow “negligence per se” rules. Under these rules a violation of a safety statute is considered automatic negligence. In Illinois, however, a violation of a safety statute such as distracted driving is considered evidence of negligence. This means a court can decide that the violation did not add up to negligence under the circumstances of the accident. That rarely happens to our clients.

The Malman Law Track Record

Winning a truck accident claim can be tricky, especially when you are filing a claim against a stubborn insurance company that will be on the hook for a large sum if your claim succeeds. That doesn’t bother us here at Malman Law – we have been winning truck accident claims on behalf of our Chicago clients for decades now.

  • We win 95 percent of the time
  • We have served over 15,000 clients
  • Our clients have won over $200,000,000 due over the years
  • We settle out of court 95 percent of the time

Client Testimonial

“If anyone has a problem and is in need of help, call Malman Law. At Malman Law you are not just a client, you are part of the family.” – Donyell G

Some Related Practice Areas

We handle all different types of truck accidents, including:

Frequently Asked Questions

While just about any type of injury is possible, the same types of injuries keep recurring over and over:

  • Cuts and bruises
  • Burns
  • Broken bones
  • Torn ligaments
  • Spine injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Paralysis

Yes. Although you generally have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit, when the Chicago Transit Authority is the defendant, you only have one year. The CTA gets special treatment because any amount it pays out in damages comes out of taxpayers’ pockets. To discuss any questions you might have about your case please contact one of our Chicago Transit Authority Accident Attorneys.

If your CTA claim is successful, you could end up with much more than simple reimbursement for your medical bills. Your damages might include:

  • estimated future medical expenses, if your injuries are expected to be long-term.
  • property damage if, for example, your car was totaled by a CTA bus.
  • lost wages if you were out of work because of your injuries.
  • occupational disability, if your injuries are expected to be long-term.
  • non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, and scarring/disfigurement.

Generally not, with some important exceptions. The IRS can tax:

  • compensation for lost wages, just as if those wages had been earned;
  • punitive damages (although few victims receive punitive damages); and
  • interest on your damages compensation.

Speak to a tax attorney for further details.

Contact Chicago’s Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer

If you believe that your loved one has suffered in Chicago, contact Malman Law right away.
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Why People Choose Malman Law

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    Credibility & Experience

    25,000+ Cases over 25 Years
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    Track Record of Success

    25,000+ Cases over 25 Years
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    Team of Litigation Lawyers

    25,000+ Cases over 25 Years

No Fees Unless You Win

At Malman Law, our job is to fill your pockets, not empty them. Since we win 95 percent of our clients’ claims, we can afford to offer you our Zero Fee Guarantee – our legal fees will be zero unless you win your claim and actually receive the money. Furthermore, since we charge no upfront fees, feel free to contact us regardless of the state of your finances.

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2 years ago I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first – it was the best decision I’ve made yet

NOAH TAFFELPersonal Injury Victim